This is the car. This this is the car I dreamed about owning since I was 11 years old, and well before Back to the Future was in theaters. I learned about this car from an Irish foreign exchange student staying with my best friend- and it was all he could talk about in 1981. I got a copy of Car and Driver with the car on the cover that year and so began my fixation... except school, a job, a family, etc, etc, got in the way. Until 2015. My dream came true.
This car came from Delorean of Houston, and they have a terrific story if you care to read up. The owner bought everything that was left over at the factory after the company went bankrupt- shipped it to Texas, and started a business to repair and restore the 6000 or so remaining cars- some of them to better than new condition. My car is "3115"- the last digits of the VIN, and if ever I speak to another Delorean owner- that will be the 1st challenge question. I made getting the car an adventure with my then 9 year old daughter- driving it back to Minnesota. I've captured a few pages from the blog I made for the trip.
This car is among the rarest of all Deloreans as it has some of the most desirable attributes that only exist on about 150 cars built during one week of production as a result of the overlap and constant changes being made.
-Gas Flap Hood. A small door in the hood to access the fuel fill without opening the entire hood. It was very difficult to build this as stainless steel is hard to shape, and was eliminated for the most of the production run.
- Manual Transmission
- Grey Interior
- 130HP It looks way faster than it is- but that's ok.
- V6 Engine made by Puegeot, Renault, and Volvo
- Curb Weight 2,718
- Top Speed of 110 MPH
- 0-60 9.5
There is no end to the articles you can find- but you can start here: